Unid@s for Oregon
Unifying Leaders for Systems Change in Oregon
Latino Network’s UNID@S leadership development program aims to create a strong, connected, intergenerational network of established Latino leaders from all sectors and regions of Oregon. Through a unified statewide voice and presence in all levels of leadership, UNID@S advances the well being of all Latinos.
In 2010, Latino leaders in the tri-county area gathered and identified a gap in “Latino leadership cohesion, collaboration, trust-building and strategic coordination”. Honoring the voices of these leaders, UNID@S was created as part of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leadership Development Program called Bridges.
UNID@S builds trust and collaboration among leaders and lays the foundation for lasting systems change in the state. Sessions address:
Systems of oppression and racism
Intercultural and intergenerational communication
Cultural expression and identity
Political acumen and the ability to influence civic institutions
Each UNID@S cohort is comprised of approximately 20 Latino leaders from across the state who commit to one year of leadership development. Starting with a kick-off reception in the fall and continuing through bi-monthly sessions, the cohort learns and grows together. Selected participants are required to attend each program session. There are a total of 5 sessions. Following completion of the program, participants will become a part of the UNID@S alumni family and gain access to a strong peer network along with new alumni engagement and leadership opportunities.
COHORT SELECTION CRITERIA
The UNID@S program embraces the strength in our diversity as a Latino community. We aim to bring together a diverse and intergenerational group of Latino leaders from different regions across Oregon. To that end, we consider the geographic, gender, racial and sector diversity of the group as a whole. The ideal participant will have a track record of leadership and have a strong interest in sharing, learning and building mutual alliances to advance the wellbeing of our community in Oregon.
Calendar of events
Nominations & Selection
March 1 - June 24: Nominations accepted & reviewed by Staff and Alumni Members
July 1: Nominees are invited to apply
July, 29: Cohort is announced
Friday, October 4, 3:30pm-7:30pm
Latino Network, Portland, Oregon
UNID@S Kick-off Retreat Orientation (call-in)
Tuesday, October 8, 9-10am or 3-4pm
Session 1: UNID@S Kick-off Retreat
Tuesday, October 22 thru Friday, October 25
Hallmark Resort, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Holiday Open House (optional) - Friday, December 6
Latino Network, Portland, Oregon
Session 2: Latino Community Engagement
Friday, January 10 & Saturday, January 11
Northwest Health Foundation, Portland, Oregon
Session 3: Bridges Across Communities of Color
Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14
IRCO, Portland, Oregon
Session 4: Leading with Our Stories
Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon
Session 5: Political Orientation & UNID@S Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9
View past Unid@s Leaders
Latino Network thanks Meyer Memorial Trust for their generous funding to start Unid@s and fund the first three cohorts. We also thank the following organizations for their support and funding: Coalition of Communities of Color, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Collins Foundation.
For more information contact Joaquin Lopez: email@example.com or at 503-997-2275.